BVU Authority   Bristol, VA   Full-time     Supply Chain / Logistics
Posted on May 15, 2023
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BVU Authority is seeking a Storekeeper. This position reports to the Purchasing Agent and Warehouse Supervisor.

Position Summary.  Maintain the warehouse in such a manner as to ensure easy accessibility of materials and supplies; maintain the warehouse in a neat, safe, and orderly manner; receive materials and supplies and store them in the warehouse; issue materials to work crews; maintain records of receipt and disbursement of all materials; perform clerical and manual duties involved in the loading, unloading, and storing of materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain equipment inventory.
  • Properly dispose of scrap material.
  • Use software programs/applications to track inventory.
  • Receive materials and supplies and store in the warehouse until ready to issue. 
  • Issues materials to various crews.
  • Delivers materials to crews when needed and picks up materials from vendors when needed.
  • Maintains records of the receipt and disbursement of all materials, and makes changes as needed.
  • Operates vehicles and loading equipment.
  • Keeps warehouse, storage areas, and loading dock clean, neat, and in safe order. 
  • Assists with annual inventory audits.
  • Conducts internal audits of inventory.
  • Ships and signs for UPS and FedEx packages.
  • Maintains records of all-electric meter seals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Promotes good employee and department relations by working and communicating well with other departments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of inventory control methods and procedures, and the ability to apply such knowledge to practical situations.
  • Knowledge of general policies and procedures, including safety measures, and the ability to practically apply such knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the stock and inventories warehoused.
  • Ability to operate vehicles and load equipment.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
  • Ability to use computer systems and software applications to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds.

Education, Training, and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience in materials handling and in issuing materials for utility jobs preferred.
  • Computer skills with a focus on Excel and Word preferred.
  • Use of the internet and email required.
  • Ongoing training will be required as necessitated by developments in equipment, safety, and software systems.
  • Forklift operator certification is preferred but not required.  Forklift training will be provided.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Duties are performed both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions. 
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, climb, and perform all other physical movements necessary for the essential functions of the job.
  • May be required to lift and/or carry heavy, bulky supplies, materials, and/or other items up to 75 pounds.
  • Occasional overtime may be required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Travel is limited.

Application Process

Applicants interested in applying for this position should complete an online employment application found on our website:

A paper copy of the employment application can be provided upon request (276-669-4112). 

Applicants should also submit a resume to BVU Authority, Attention Human Resources, P. O. Box 8100, Bristol, Virginia 24203-8100,  Fax No. (276) 642-2020, or email

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

Applicants must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment physical, drug/alcohol screening, background check and MVR.

BVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

BVU Authority

15022 Lee Highway
Bristol , VA